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Leading and Partnering in our Community to Serve and Protect. © 2005 Halifax Regional Police
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Thank you to the citizens of HRM for making Pixels for Pistols such an overwhelming success.

At the end of the campaign a grand total of 1,074 guns. Of that number, 873 were long guns and 201 were handguns. Over 10,000 rounds of ammunition were also collected.

Once they have been investigated, the guns will be destroyed. The HRM Public Safety Office is, however, in talks with military museums who may be interested in acquiring some of the guns with historical significance.

This program would not have been possible without the community safety partnership established with Henry’s Camera and their partner SONY. Their commitment to public safety in HRM has been nothing short of phenomenal. On behalf of Halifax Regional Municipality, we thank both Henry’s and SONY for their contribution.


Halifax Regional Police is committed to putting an end to gun violence. To that end, we have partnered with Henry's to offer the Pixels for Pistols Gun Amnesty Program from November 2 - 30, 2009.

Every citizen who turns over a functional firearm to police during the amnesty period will receive a Sony digital camera (Cybershot DSC-W210) and a Henry's School of Imaging Gift Card for helping to keep our city safe. Citizens turning in ammunition or non-functional firearms will receive a Henry's School of Imaging Gift Card. The campaign is limited to one reward package per person.

Members of the public who surrender firearms under the amnesty will not be subject to criminal firearm possession charges. Although this amnesty provides limited immunity to certain possession offences it does not include any other offences that may be connected to a particular firearm or individual. Firearms suspected as crime guns will be investigated thoroughly including Centre of Forensic Science ballistics testing, serial number restoration if obliterated and a trace of the origin of the firearm will be conducted.

How do I surrender my firearm?

For obvious public safety reasons, firearms CANNOT be brought to any police facility or any Henry's location. Residents who wish to surrender firearms must contact Halifax Regional Police at 490-6977 or to arrange for the firearms to be picked up. Your phone call or email will be returned within 24 hours. In exchange for their functional firearm, non functional firearm or ammunition residents will be given a Henry's gift card redeemable at Henry's HRM locations (see maps below).

Halifax Dartmouth
Henry's Halifax location Henry's Dartmouth location

120 Susie Lake Cres., Unit 18
Phone: 450-2552

51 Gale Terrace, Unit 1J
Phone: 481-2213


Why should I surrender my firearm?

Gun violence is a serious concern in HRM. Many of the guns used in the commission of criminal offences are stolen from legitimate gun owners. Every citizen who turns over an unwanted gun through Pixels for Pistols Gun Amnesty Program is ensuring firearms do not end up in the hands of criminals. Ultimately, this program will enhance safety in our community.

More Information

For more information on the Pixels for Pistols program and Henry's, our community partner visit

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